• Deposits

    Posted by Bri Nasmyth on May 10, 2022 at 7:01 am

    Normally how much are deposits and exactly how does it work? What happens if they don’t give my deposit back at the end of the contract?

    Bri Nasmyth replied 3 weeks, 2 days ago 5 Members · 4 Replies
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    Kizzy Kuhn

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    May 11, 2022 at 5:19 am

    Korean deposits have a huge range depending on the location and type of property. Generally, the higher the deposit, the less monthly rent you have to pay.

    When I was looking for housing in Seoul, the lowest housing deposit I could find for a decent one-room was 5,000,000. However, there really weren’t too many options and housing is getting more expensive. I would aim for a 10,000,000 won deposit.

    As for paying you back at the end of the contract. I have never heard of anyone not getting their deposit back. If they happened you could contact the Seoul Global Center, or your local foreigner office and they would assist you with finding a lawyer.

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    Tan Sher Wen

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    May 13, 2022 at 9:38 am

    Like what Kizzy said, the amount is vary depends on the property type and owner. Usually owner will fully return the deposit to you when your contract ended except if there is any problem with the house when you hand over to the owner that is caused by you, then you need to pay the owner for the repair fees etc. If you don’t pay the owner, then they have the rights deduct from the deposit before returning to you if I am not wrong.

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    Kelly Nicolle Medina

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    May 19, 2022 at 8:36 am

    My only hope is to find a good one room for $3.000.000 deposit 🙁 I have a friend who found a very nice place right to her university (Hankuk U.) and she paid only $1.000.000 deposit, so lucky!

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    Rayssa Góis

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    May 27, 2022 at 7:06 am

    I have the same concern about it, hahaha. I also have a friend that found a place close to Sillim Station that she paid $1.000.000 for deposit! If you guys know somewhere like this, let’s share info hahha

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